• SCBA Churches Commission Summer Missionaries at Festival of Praise, May 20, 2018: Dr. Ben Scott, SCBA DOM
  • Leona Annaguey (Lykens Valley) shared her missionary testimony as Pastors Alberto Hernandez, Ben Scott, & Jerry Cowan look on.
  • Pastor Ron Rush gave testimony how God led him to Puerto Rico summer missions
  • Pastor John Buhr, Association Moderator, gave his testimony how God saved him and called him to pastoral ministry
  • Pastor Jerry Cowan emceed the Festival of Praise
  • Six Churches and 50 members attended the Festival of Praise
  • Pastors John Buhr, Bob Conrad, & Jerry Cowan dedicate the Festival Offering to God for summer missions
  • Doing what Southern Baptists do second best (after giving out the Gospel)...Eating together!


SCBA is a group of autonomous (self-governing) congregations, cooperating together as Southern Baptist Churches here in South Central Pennsylvania. Our 28 churches and 38 pastors serve Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northumberland and Schuykill counties.  On any given weekend you will find us meeting in traditional buildings, store fronts, and in a variety of locations. You will hear a variety of languages and experience every style of worship.

Our purpose is to help strengthen churches, assist in starting new churches and cooperate with others to grow the Kingdom of God.  

Our vision is to...

Equip churches to fulfill their God-given purpose,

Engage churches in starting healthy church plants,

Encourage churches through regular times of fellowship, and

Enable churches to cooperate in missions and ministry throughout the world.


If I can personally assist you in anyway please contact me.  Thanks for visiting!


Pastor Ben


The Rev. Ben Scott, Ph.D.

Director of Missions


  • Prayer Guide for Associational Week of Prayer & Missions
    Every year, SBC churches across the globe celebrate their local Association, often with a Festival of Praise to launch the national week of prayer and missions within the local fellowship of churches.
    South Central Baptist Association invites you and your church to a special Festival of Praise this Sunday afternoon.
    Simply print out the prayer guide using the duplex feature on any home or office computer. The guide can be printed beautifully in full color or black-and-white.
    Distribute it widely to those in your church family, and encourage them to pray, give, and go during this special time in our Association!
    See you this Sunday:
    Special Music
    Missionary Commissioning
    Fellowship Meal
  June 2018  
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania


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